New York’s bestselling author of the novel “Fiona and Jane,” Jean Chen Ho has made a name for herself in the literature community and has been continuously featured in such publications as The New York Times, The Cut, LA Times and other renowned papers. Ho was this week’s guest speaker at the Scripps College @Noon, an interactive series that brings together the Scripps community as well as the consortium to engage with scholars, writers, activists and artists to learn and be inspired.
Speaking on her experiences as a working-class woman artist, Sandra Cisneros provided insight on her new book “Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo” at Scripps Presents.
The Athenaeum welcomed novelist Zadie Smith and her many fans this past Wednesday, with professor Chloe Martinez conducting the interview.
Poet, essayist, culture writer and music critic Hanif Abdurraqib chatted about his new book, “A Little Devil in America,” inspirations, forgotten history and more at Scripps Presents.
On International Women’s Day, Scripps Presents spotlighted one of the most international women: author Isabel Allende, who has written 24 books available in over 42 languages, according to her website.
Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in literature, Kazuo Ishiguro spoke at Scripps Presents on March 4. to discuss his most recent novel “Klara and the Sun,” his past career as a musician and his tendency to write about “ordinary” people.
Acclaimed author Colson Whitehead visited Scripps College to talk historical fiction and his new book “The Nickel Boys.”